10 Books to Keep You Centered After the Election
Check out these 10 books to better understand your feelings post-election and, most importantly, inspire positivity, from our friends at BookSparks.
From election burnout to SuperMoons, you might be feeling a bit off this November as the world continues to rapidly shift and change before our eyes. In an effort to stay centered throughout this time, we have compiled a list of uplifting books that aim to inspire and help you embrace positive energy. From unloading your emotional baggage to letting go of negativity in your life, these reads have something to offer everyone.
Note to Self by Laurie Buchanan
Everyone has baggage. It varies in styles and shape but it is always frustrating, inconvenient and disruptive. In Note to Self, Laurie Buchanan dives deep into unloading this emotional baggage we all carry around. Full of real-life, emotional examples as well as an action to take at the end of each chapter, this book will lead to a better, more happy you.
How the Secret Changed My Life: Real People. Real Stories by Rhonda Byrne
Since its first publication nearly a decade ago, How the Secret Changed My Life: Real People. Real Stories has inspired people to change their lives with positive thinking. Over the years, people have shared their stories about embracing the challenge. In How the Secret Changed My Life comes a compilation of real stories in one inspirational book. Each story touches on authentic situations dealing with: money, health, love, family and much more. Discovering how The Secret changed others will inspire readers to embrace their own challenges.
How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom by Jonathan Fields
This sensible and modern manual is for anyone in pursuit of a life well lived. Everything in this book is actionable so readers can start their steps toward a happier life immediately. Jonathan Fields draws together aspects of science, faith and personal experiences to help readers reclaim their lives and fill "Good Life Buckets" in their own lives.
Heal Your Mind: Your Prescription For Wholeness Through Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition by Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay
In a world that gets more complicated by the minute, many find it hard to focus, stay calm or even be happy. Combining science with kindness and insight, Mona Lisa Schulz M.D. Ph.D. and Louise Hay provide a self-help guide to combat the information overload in daily life. This book provides many different tools to heal mind and body, which gives readers the chance to create their own path toward balance.
Ambition Addiction: How to Go Slow, Give Thanks, and Discover Joy Within by Benjamin Shalva
Ambition can be a blessing but for those who aren't satisfied by accomplishments, it can be a curse. In a culture obsessed with fortune and fame, the desire to conquest and dominate is overwhelming and harmful. Benjamin Shalva has created a term for this all encompassing yearn for success at any cost: Ambition Addiction. Knowing what it's like himself, Shalva shares signs and symptoms of this problem and identifies experiences to help the reader understand. He also reveals five steps to living a happy and fulfilling life even when things aren't so perfect.
Change Maker by Rebecca Austill-Clausen
After Rebecca Austill-Clausen's brother died, she learned that she could still communicate with him. Though she was afraid to lose respect from her fellow therapist colleagues, this ability opened up a world of possibilities. As an occupational therapist with a quickly growing business, she struggled to mesh her new spiritual awakening with her science-based world. In Change Maker, Austill-Clausen explores her story and shares guidance and encouragement for others wishing to embark on a spiritual journey.
Letting Go: How to Heal Your Hurt, Love Your Body and Transform Your Life by Emma Woolf
Columnist and journalist Emma Woolf is considered one of the liveliest voices in feminism. In Letting Go she explores love, loss, healing and happiness. By following examples and gaining a new perspective, readers will emerge feeling truly confident.
Start Right Where You Are by Sam Bennett
This simple how-to guide is for anyone who has put his or her dreams on hold and is tired of waiting around. In Sam Bennet's funny and authentic voice, readers will learn to get out of their own way, boost self-esteem, make better choices and mend relationships.
Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack by Mary Cappello
Moods can be unpredictable and unexplainable, which is the exact approach Mary Cappello took when writing Life Breaks In. This book, which has different moods of its own, touches on the aspects that sometimes go over our own heads: what is a mood? And how can we actively create or change them? Following her own life, Cappello offers bright and funny insight and advice into the world of mood and attitude.
At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings From a Monk’s Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace activist and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh shares a collection of autobiographical and teaching stories in this uplifting spiritual guide. Growing up in rural Vietnam and later being a young teacher and writer in war-torn Vietnam he embraced spirituality to become an influence for good in the world. Full of mindfulness advice and unique stories, At Home in the World will give any reader a more spiritual and positive outlook on life.